Nancy Buchanan, These Creatures, 1979
Nancy Buchanan
These Creatures

Nancy Buchanan (*1946, USA) lives in Los Angeles. Since the 1970s, her artistic practice has focused primarily on video art based on performance, computer animation and socially engaged documentation. The world of media is often the target of her dark humour and political criticism.

These Creatures is an ‘anti-ad’ about the representation of women in the advertising industry, exploring gender clichés and behavioural roles. For this video, Nancy Buchanan used technologies and media that were new in the 1970s, like the TV ad and CCTV.

Courtesy Nancy Buchanan

Document media
video

Issue date
1979

Tags
stereotypes, mass media, beauty

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